Mom's East End Sausage Pasta Sauce Recipe
2 lbs plum tomatoes put through food processor leaving chunks
1 - 28 ounce can of either tomato puree or crushed tomatoes
2 green peppers sliced thin
2 lbs sausage links sliced into chunks click here for homemade sausage recipe
1 1/2 pound ground sirloin
4 garlic cloves finely minced
1/2 cup Cabernet or Merlot
salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste
1 tablespoon each chopped fresh basil, parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Favorite pasta of choice cooked to package instructions
In a large sauce pan, add 1/4 cup oil, saute the meat and chunks of sausage till almost all the pink is gone then add the peppers, garlic and saute another 2 minutes. (If using a slow cooker transfer to the pot.) Add all the rest of the ingredients and simmer on low heat for around 2 1/2 hours or more until sauce is thick. (If using a slow cooker around 6 to 8 hours on low.)
Boil your favorite pasta to package instructions.
Drain, plate the pasta and add the sauce on top of the pasta. Sprinkle generously with grated cheese.